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'm angela miles. in today's first look: it's the final countdown. just hours are left for lawmakers to put the breaks on massive budget cuts set to take effect at midnight. wall street is shaking it off. stocks soared yesterday, with the dow once again topping 14,000. the s&p is reclaiming 1,500. gold lost $18, and oil inched up. it could be a rough day for jc penny and groupon following earnings. after the close, jcp shares fell 10%. the retailer racked up more losses. and groupon fell 29% in heavy trading because of poor earnings. and the senate voted to confirm jack lew as the new treasury secretary. the final vote was 71-26. we are ready for liftoff on this thursday with mark sebastian to take a look at trading. he is with option pit mentoring. good morning to you. should investors worry today about the sequester? > > i don't think so. i really don't think so. if you watch the political channels, they are talking about it. if you walk around the floor, nobody is really talking about it in terms of financial markets. and nobody seems to really care. and if the financial markets were re
is napolitano is supposed to be meeting with angela merkel for lunch today, i believe. >> no clowning around at that lunch. >> well done. i wish i were a fly on the wall for that one. >> it does make things extremely awkward ahead of that meeting. >> there's nothing quite like, you know, all the stereotypes that people talk about. there's nothing quite like when somebody comes out and proves stereo typical -- >> confirms that sense, contactually. >> mario draghi indicated his intention to keep the euro going, saying we are far from having an exit in mind. >> at this point in time, economic policy remains cognitive because we are far from being in a situation where we can actually start having an exit in mind. we see that inflationary expectations are very well anchored. if anything, inflation is going down. and we foresee for next year a significantly an inflation which is significantly lower than 2%. >> if we're going to see inflation significantly below 2%, it's being suggested there's room for them to do more, isn't he? >> possibly. i think for the most, the ecb, i think everything more o
today with angela merkel. this is one election reverb rating and causing problems for policymakers. >>> more broadly, take a look at the italian markets. it is the red spot. down 0.4%. this has been key to trade both with the euro and generally with u.s. features futures this morning. so down about 0.4%. it was down about 0.6%. at those levels, you started to see u.s. futures turn negative. it looks like we're going to be able to hold up here. german unemployment data only that and can cpi data, the main releases this morning. german unemployment adjusted at 6.9% held steady in january. the cpi fell on the month but was up 2% year on year. it's spurring talks about a rate cut. quick look at the bond space next, this is where where he watch for policy cues. we're seeing a rally. we're seeing yields slightly lower. no real signs of concern emanating from here this morning. turn quickly to forex and the euro/dollar which was trying to continue to hold its ree bound, that's not the euro/dollar. we are at 1.5186 for sterling/dollar. sorry. we're over here at 1.3109. giving up about 0.2%
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